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Histoire abrégée des insectes : dans laquelle ces animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique ... (1799)

Author: Geoffroy, M. (Etienne-Louis), 1725?-1810; Prévost, Benoît Louis, ca. 1735-1804?, engraver; Defehrt, A. J., engraver; Papillon, Jean-Michel, 1698-1776, wood-engraver; Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950, former owner. DSI
Volume: t. 2
Subject: Insects; Insects
Publisher: A Paris : Chez Calixte-Volland, libraire, quai des Augustins, no. 24 : Rémont, libraire, quai des Augustins, no. 41
Year: 1799
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: French
Call number: 39088013955232
Digitizing sponsor: Smithsonian
Book contributor: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Collection: biodiversity; americana
Notes: Cullman Library (rare book)

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The numbered plates are hand-colored and signed: Prévost fecit; Defehrt fec

Collation: t. 1: [4], xxviij, 556 p., [1] unnumbered folded leaf of plates (table), and plates numbered I-X; t. 2: [4], 744 p., and plates numbered XI-XXII

Head- and tail-pieces; title-page vignettes (vignette on t. 1 signed: Papillon inv. et sculp. ... 1732)

Includes indexes

Bibliography: t. 1, p. xxij-xxvi

Hagen, H.A. Bib. entomologica

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration

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SCNHRB copy (t. 1, 39088013955141; t. 2, 39088013955232) has ms. pencil annotation on t.p. of t. 1: purchased H.S. Barber, mus. insects. With barely visible Smithsonian Institution National Museum stamp, and accession number 236275 in ink on both title pages

SCNHRB copy of t. 1 has p. 529-536 misbound between pages 552 and 553; t. 2 has the final 7 plates misbound in the following order: XVI, XXI, XXII, XX, XVII, XVIII, XIX

SCNHRB copy has brick-red morocco quarter-leather bindings with blue paper boards, blind-tooled spines, marbled endpapers (t. 1) or light green endpapers (t. 2), and red sprinkled edges

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